“When it's his turn to speak, he gives his mind and he won't put up with anybody else knocking a kid down,” Lythgoe said. “He's had rows with Mariah, Randy and Nicki. A big one with Nicki in truth.”
Mike Knopp alluded to something unexpected in the Oklahoma City portion of the show. He is executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, where much of the local audition process was held.
“I think there will be some surprises on the show for Oklahoma City” Knopp said, mysteriously. “Let me put it this way, (the judges and crew) had a great time here and I think it will really show in the show.”